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Meaning of γυναικα in 1 Tim 3:11

I'm looking for commentaries/publications regarding use of word 'γυναικα' in 1 Tim 3:11. I need commentaries, which would cover following concepts: γυναικα - the wife [of a Deacon] γυναικα - a woman [...
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Who wrote that Achashteranim were eight-leggged animals?

The Bible (Esther 8:10, 8:14) references an animal called האחשתרנים (the Achashteranim). I have seen Jewish Medieval commentators, including R. Joseph Kara and R. Elazar Rokeach of Worms (unavailable ...
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Is Iscah also Sarai in Genesis 11:29? [duplicate]

KJV Genesis 11 : 29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah....
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Wasn't it Balaam who was led by the Spirit to prophecy blessings over Israel?

So what does the author of this particular commentary mean when they say "Balak was led by the Spirit to utter words concerning Israel." Numbers 22 Preacher's Commentary Invitation and ...
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"Worthwhile fight" in 2 Timothy 4:7

In 2 Timothy 4:7 (and 1 Timothy 6:12) there's a famous phrase "fight the good fight." I can find a number of examples (here, here, and possibly here) where this seems to be quoted as "...
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Proverbs 11:16 joins 2 clauses with "and" or "but" ( however, "as" or "like" is more suitable )

Proverbs 11:16 New American Standard Bible 1995 16 A gracious woman attains honor, And ruthless men attain riches. Proverbs 11:16 English Standard Version 16 A gracious woman gets honor, and violent ...
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Uniquely divine begotten/born one

After reading a lot about John 1:18 lately I wondered if the verse could be translated/understood as: God no one has ever seen; the uniquely divine begotten/born one. I thought this way it could fit ...
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Why does Joel 1:17 have a footnote connecting to Malachi 2:3?

I'm reading Joel in the ESV and I noticed a footnote in verse 1:17 saying "The meaning of the Hebrew line [under the clods] is uncertain." The same verse has a comparative reference which ...
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